7 p.m., to 7 a.m. closures allow additional shoulder repairs

PADUCAH, Ky. (April 19, 2024)  The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) plans overnight closures of the westbound lanes of Interstate 24 near the 29 mile marker at the Tennessee River Bridge Work Zone on Monday and Tuesday, April 22 & 23, 2024.

I-24 westbound will be closed from 7 p.m., CDT, to 7 a.m., Monday night and Tuesday night, at the 29 mile marker to allow permanent repairs to potholes along the shoulder area in the Tennessee River Bridge work zone.

Due to a work zone traffic shift to facilitate rehabilitation and painting work on the Interstate 24 Tennessee River Bridge, westbound traffic has been running on the shoulder area.  This has created an extended area of potholes along the westbound shoulder where traffic transitions back to the roadway.

Starting promptly at 7 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, westbound traffic will be temporarily detoured off I-24 at the KY 453 Grand Rivers Exit 31 interchange to take KY 453 South to U.S. 62 West to return to I-24 westbound via the U.S. 62 Calvert City Exit 27 Interchange.

While the westbound detour is in place, pavement along the shoulder will be milled out and replaced with base asphalt.  When the roadway reopens at 7 a.m., Tuesday, I-24 westbound traffic will be restricted to one lane in the work zone.

On Tuesday night, I-24 westbound will again close overnight to allow another round of milling and paving to complete the pavement repair.  Both westbound lanes of I-24 are expected to reopen when the work is completed at 7 a.m., Wednesday.

During these overnight closures, westbound motorists on I-24 should be alert for slowing and stopped traffic as they approach the I-24 Grand Rivers Exit 31 interchange.  Appropriate caution is required along the detour due to increased traffic flow.

There should be no impact to eastbound I-24 traffic. 

This work is scheduled on a weather-permitting basis.